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Old 08-29-2019, 02:44 PM
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Default Backdraft gas tank (PLASTIC)

My Backdraft (#1214) has a plastic gas tank. It also has a leak ! This type of gas tank (plastic) was a surprise to me. I noticed Iconic parts sell aluminum tanks. I wonder if Backdraft now uses aluminum in the newer cars? Has any one had any problem with this type of gas tank ?
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Mine is all aluminum.
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I would give an Epoxy (made for plastic fuel tanks) a shot 1st.

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My Backdraft (#1214) has a plastic gas tank. It also has a leak ! This type of gas tank (plastic) was a surprise to me. I noticed Iconic parts sell aluminum tanks. I wonder if Backdraft now uses aluminum in the newer cars? Has any one had any problem with this type of gas tank ?
Backdrafts come with poly tanks... Aluminum is an option, which is pretty much required if you are going to do fuel injection.
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i would give 3M DP-420 a try. Also Double Bubble D-50 Flexible Urethane is an option. WE have used the the last product to repair leaks in soft bladder fuel cells with great success. Just make sure the surface is really clean.
Hoerr Racing in Illinois sells the Double Bubble product.
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My Backdraft (#1214) has a plastic gas tank. It also has a leak ! This type of gas tank (plastic) was a surprise to me. I noticed Iconic parts sell aluminum tanks. I wonder if Backdraft now uses aluminum in the newer cars? Has any one had any problem with this type of gas tank ?
This tank did not have a leak. The screws on the gas level sending unit were loose. Thanks for the feedback.
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The 2 dealers I spoke with recommended going with an aluminum tank if I was going to order a new car. Now I know why. I drained and dropped my plastic tank to change the sending unit. What a piece of junk. Going to change to aluminum while I have it out. Iconic has one that is a direct replacement.
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Default Plastic tank?

Learn something every day ... had no idea that BDR used plastic tanks ... nothing wrong with them, I used one on my street rod and had no issues and no rust. My BDR is a 2004, #151 build and came with the aluminum tank.
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Wow Backdraft must have converted to using some really cheap materials in making their cars now. Mine was car 69 and we had polished stainless steel gas tanks as standard equipment, no other options available or offered.
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Whoops, I stand to be corrected, I have a stainless not aluminum.
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I had heard that earlier tanks were stainless. That's nice. I wonder how heavy they were. I have nothing against plastic but this thing is garbage. Tissue paper thin. I was worried about bumping it taking it out. Going to order in aluminum one tomorrow.
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I had heard that earlier tanks were stainless. That's nice. I wonder how heavy they were. I have nothing against plastic but this thing is garbage. Tissue paper thin. I was worried about bumping it taking it out. Going to order in aluminum one tomorrow.
Had a 612 horse 427 Keith Craft all aluminum motor, really never worried about weight. LOL I had pulled it out once for some rear end work, supprisingly light.
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Wow Backdraft must have converted to using some really cheap materials in making their cars now. Mine was car 69 and we had polished stainless steel gas tanks as standard equipment, no other options available or offered.
I have a 2018, # 1642. It has a welded and baffled aluminum tank. It is a special order item.
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Everything is a learning process with these cars. It seems at one time they had a stainless tank, a plastic tank and now aluminum. I take it yours looks like this. It's the one I ordered.
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Yes, that's exactly what I have.
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Gents, the plastic tank is standard on BDRs. If you have something other than plastic then you/dealer ordered differently. Aluminium is needed for FI cars. Jeff
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New tank is going in today. Another learning process involved the kind of rubber required to dealing with today's fuel and their effect on hoses. I have the plastic tank if anyone wants. I am here in NJ. If you are nearby and want it, come get it. I am not shipping it. I will hold on to it for a bit.

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